This is a preview to my Mother of the Groom series August 7th, where I will be blogging the last month before my son Cameron marries on September 7th 2008.
Prepare to be blessed
Love you bunches,
If you were to have caught me on the phone last night I would have been so excited you would have had to tell me to take a breath to get my story out.
I have been searching for the perfect Mother of the groom dress for months. I tried on lacy ones that were so scratchy I realized I have been in Capri's and tee shirts way too long. The perfect store bought dress has eluded me so I decided to go to the pattern store where I found patterns for the basic dream dress in my size. I was especially excited when I found the perfect fabric at an amazing price and I was on my way.
I don't know if Project Runway gave me a false sense of skill but in my heart of hearts I knew I was a little bold in my thought that I could make the dress myself, Yes, I can sew and fit a pattern to my shape but I have a strong and critical eye for details and to me, what makes the difference in a dress that looks homemade and one that looks professional is the hem. Hems are my downfall, and I realized I should reserve my sewing skills to Halloween costumes, and baby blankets. At a friends suggestion I decided locating a seamstress was in order, but where to find her...
I got suggestions on how to find a seamstress from friends but got no real leads. There are a lot of little shops in my area and I was sure the perfect gal for me was out there. I started missing my the good old days when Moms dear friend Betty who would have whipped up that dress for me in a heartbeat ...
So I leaned on my Abba Father and sure enough he delivered in of all places Walmart.
I was in line buying some baby blanket fabric and noticed the woman in front of me buying lots of material. I asked her if she lived in Fontana and knew of a seamstress in the area. "I am a seamstress". I kind of thought to myself "Is it gonna be that easy God?" Her daughter confirmed that she was indeed a seamstress and later in our conversation she told me that her customers are mostly large size women, chills...
Got her name which of course was BETTY and I was SOLD!!
Went to see Betty last night, I walked into her home and saw racks and racks of clothes all with perfect hems and I thought, "Thank you God" She totally saw no problem in making my dress vision come to fruition and told me "Don't Worry" she explained she also worked for David's Bridal for 6 years as a seamstress and with that she got a hug. As I was walking out, she showed me her creations and her own personal label which of course was an...
Mother of the groom dress... Check